Liberal Rebecca Dallet Wallops Conservative Opponent in Wisconsin Supreme Court Race

Rebecca Dallet, a Milwaukee County judge declared the winner in a state Supreme Court race in Wisconsin on Tuesday night. With more than 40 percent of precincts reporting, she led Sauk County Judge Michael Screnock in Wisconsin specifically, the tide may be turning to Democrats favor. Gideon Resnick Gideon Resnick [email protected] Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast

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Suspected White Supremacist Died Building ISIS-Style Bombs

Benjamin Morrow was found dead with white supremacist literature and the ingredients for a notorious bomb known as the Mother of Satan. Morrow, 28, died in an explosion in the kitchen of his Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, apartment on March 5. His home was filled with bomb-making substances so volatile that firefighters chose to destroy the 16-unit apartment block in a controlled blaze, rather than let Morrows neighbors continue to live…

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This Bench Absorbs More Air Pollution Than A Small Forest

It’s no secret that London’s air is grimy as hell. Within just one month, “the Big Smoke” reached its air pollution limit set by the EU for the whole of 2018. But a novel piece of urban furniture hopes to serve as a footsoldier in the capital’s big battle to “go green”. Germany-based tech startup Green City Solutions has recently “planted” a CityTree outside the pubs and organic supermarkets of Glasshouse…

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Trump’s Retail Website Only Pays Sales Taxes In 2 States. Amazon Pays Taxes In 45.

The TrumpStore.com website sells Trump-labeled glassware, baseball caps, luggage tags, spa slippers and key chains, among several other items. It collects sales tax only on orders shipped to buyers in Florida and Louisiana, according to the company’s own website, The Wall Street Journal was the first to point out on Friday. Trump, who maintains his ownership of the Trump Organization even while president, has been slamming Amazon on Twitter for dodging sales…

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Facebook starts fact checking photos/videos, blocks millions of fake accounts per day

Facebook has begun letting partners fact check photos and videos beyond news articles, and proactively review stories before Facebook asks them. Facebook is also now preemptively blocking the creation of millions of fake accounts per day. Facebook revealed this news on a conference call with journalists [Update: and later a blog post] about its efforts around election integrity that included Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos, who’s reportedly leaving Facebook later…

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Crash of hockey team’s bus leaves at least 15 dead, town devastated

Video 14 killed after bus carrying hockey team collides with truck Canadian hockey team on bus included players ages 16-20; Bryan Llenas shares latest details. A western Canadian town of about 6,000 people was left devastated after learning that a bus carrying the town’s junior hockey team had collided with a semi-truck while traveling to a playoff game, resulting in at least 15 deaths. At least 14 others on the…

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House Speaker Paul Ryan won’t seek re-election: ‘I like to think I’ve done my part’

Washington (CNN)House Speaker Paul Ryan is not seeking re-election and will retire from Congress after this year, the Wisconsin Republican announced Wednesday. Ryan’s departure is a blow to GOP members who saw the Wisconsin Republican as a stable and policy-oriented leader in a party shaken by the tumultuous Donald Trump presidency. He has been a fundraising juggernaut ahead of the midterms this fall, and helped translate GOP agenda items into…

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Crash of hockey team’s bus leaves at least 14 dead, town devastated

Video 14 killed after bus carrying hockey team collides with truck Canadian hockey team on bus included players ages 16-20; Bryan Llenas shares latest details. A western Canadian town of about 6,000 people was left devastated after learning that a bus carrying the town’s junior hockey team had collided with a semi-truck while traveling to a playoff game, resulting in at least 14 deaths. At least 15 others on the…

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People are becoming organ donors in droves thanks to this heroic hockey player.

Logan Boulet was one of the Canadian hockey players who passed away after a horrific bus accident. The Humboldt Broncos’ team bus collided with a semi-truck traveling to a play-off game in central Saskatchewan on Friday, April 6. 15 people, including the bus driver, team coach, and several players — were killed. Just a few weeks ago, on his 21st birthday, Boulet made a heroic decision. He signed up to be…

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No further action after ‘burglar’ death

“As expected with any incident where someone has lost their life, my officers carried out a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the death.” Analysis, Simon Jones, BBC News When we look at the law it is all down to what is considered to be “reasonable force” when someone is defending their home. The law was clarified in 2013 to say if it was a highly stressful situation and if…

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US, UK and France launch Syria strikes targeting Assad’s chemical weapons

Washington (CNN)The US, UK and France launched strikes against targets at three sites in Syria in the early hours of Saturday morning, following a week of threats of retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians in the Damascus enclave of Douma. Official: US response to Syria is not over Russia’s news agency TASS reported that none of the missiles fired by the three western nations struck areas near…

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Ted Nugent calls Parkland survivors ‘liars’ and ‘soulless’ in interview

(CNN)National Rifle Association board member and classic rocker Ted Nugent slammed survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, calling them “liars” and “poor, mushy-brained children.” Nugent’s comments come six weeks after 17 people were gunned down at the high school, reigniting a national debate on the nation’s gun laws. An outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump, he joins a growing list of conservative pundits, commentators, and government officials who have…

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Mad props to these kids who were the only ones in their school to ‘walk out.’

Standing with a crowd is easy. Standing alone takes courage. On March 14, the whole country watched as students across the U.S. walked out of their schools in protest of school shootings and the government’s inaction on gun control. We watched videos of scores of students filling streets and football fields, carrying protest signs, and standing in solidarity with one another. Image via Saul Loeb/Getty Images. But the walkout was…

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FBI raids Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s office, seizes Stormy Daniels documents, bank records

Washington (CNN)The FBI raided the office of Michael Cohen, a personal lawyer and confidant of President Donald Trump, Cohen’s attorney confirmed to CNN Monday. The Monday raids included the Loew’s Regency hotel where Cohen has been staying, according to a source familiar with the matter. There were approximately a dozen FBI agents involved, the source said. Additionally, The Wall Street Journal reported the raid included Cohen’s home. Ryan’s statement called…

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